David Moss is the Paul Whiton Cherington Professor at Harvard Business School, where he teaches in the Business, Government, and the International Economy (BGIE) unit. He is the founder of the Tobin Project, a nonprofit research organization that has received the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.
He is the author of When All Else Fails: Government as the Ultimate Risk Manager, published by Harvard University Press, which explores the government’s pivotal role as a risk manager in policies ranging from limited liability law to federal disaster relief. His other books include A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics: What Managers, Executives, and Students Need to Know. His latest book, Democracy: A Case Study (Harvard University Press, 2017), grew out of a course he created for Harvard undergraduates and business school students on the history of American democracy. Both the course and the historical case studies on which it is based are now being brought to high schools as part of the High School Case Method Project, which Professor Moss oversees at Harvard Business School.
Honors include the Robert F. Greenhill Award, the Editors’ Prize from the American Bankruptcy Law Journal, the Student Association Faculty Award for outstanding teaching at the Harvard Business School (eight times), and the American Risk and Insurance Association’s Annual Kulp-Wright Book Award for the “most influential text published on the economics of risk management and insurance.”